Fishery Notice

FN1137-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Chum - Region 1 - Nanaimo River, Puntledge and Courtenay Rivers, Qualicum River - Zero Retention Effective November 1, 2019

Due to lower than expected Chum returns in the Strait of Georgia, effective 
00:01 hours November 1, 2019 until 23:59 hours December 31, 2019, there is no 
retention of Chum in the following waters: 

Nanaimo River, Puntledge and Courtenay Rivers, Qualicum River

Variation Orders: 2019-RFQ-612


Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal and non-tidal 
waters of British Columbia.
Anglers are further reminded that intentionally (willfully) foul-hooking fish 
or attempting to foul hook fish is illegal and that non-compliance may result 
in closure (Foul hook is defined as: Hooking a fish in any part of its body 
other than the mouth).

Did you witness suspicious fishing activity or a violation?  If so, please call 
the Fisheries and Ocean Canada 24-hour toll free Observe, Record, Report line 
at 1-800-465-4336.

For the 24 hour recorded opening and closure line, call toll free at 
1-866-431-FISH (3474).

Contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office or visit our website at

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1137
Sent November 1, 2019 at 1706